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Yes, I am more interested in why you are supplementing (is it with artificial milk or you own pumped milk?), than I am concerned with her sleeping for 6 hours.
Counting oz is not a great way to make sure baby is eating enough, if you are giving some supplement from a bottle and then some from the breast, which obviously, you can't count. So, you wouldn't be counting all the volume she is having.
Is she wetting 6-8 cloth diapers daily? Is she pooping every day, or if not, when she does go, is is copious and soft?
Does she have active alert periods? is she gaining approx 4-8 oz/wk?
So, in answer to your original q, yes, it is not uncommon for fully bfed babies to start sleeping 6-8 hours at night, at around this age. One of mine did. But she was eating every hour and a half throughout the day.
The prev poster who was given advice to breastfeed at least every 4 hours, well, that is incorrect. One 4 hour stretch at night (for a newborn) is OK, but she should be fed avery 2 hours, from statrt of one feed to the next, during the day. And some babies will want to cluster feed, usually in the evening, not really letting go, for about 3 hours straight. This is normal and healthy. Breastmilk is very dilute and meant to be fed almost contiruously, unlike cow's milk for calves.
For more info of this type, I rec The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.